Biodiesel Quality

December 09, 2016

AGQM to start second glycerol round robin test

BY AGQM The German biodiesel quality management association AGQM will carry out a round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol again. Registrations will be accepted until Dec. 23. Both company and commercial service labs are eligible to register. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

South African biodiesel producer recognized for ethical practices

BY Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan recognizes Biogreen Diesel with the 2016 South Africa Company of the Year Award. Biogreen has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality biodiesels that are sourced ethically and manufactured using the industry-best standards. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Industry welcomes updated DOE biodiesel guide

BY The National Biodiesel Board The Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide is a comprehensive document designed to educate those who blend, distribute and use biodiesel and biodiesel blends. It provides basic information on the proper and safe use of biodiesel in engines and boilers. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

New chemical enhances biodiesel, ethanol production

BY Ron KotrbaBASF is introducing a new version of its Lutropur brand of methanesulfonic acid (MSA) with higher active concentration for multiple applications in biodiesel and ethanol processing. BASF's new Lutropur MSA-XP features 94 percent active concentration. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

AGQM starts 11th no-harm test for biodiesel oxidation stabilizers

BY Ron KotrbaGermany-based biodiesel quality management association AGQM has started its 11th no-harm test for biodiesel oxidation stabilizers and its second no-harm test for biodiesel heating oil. In the past 10 test rounds, 47 of 69 tested additives passed. READ MORE

October 06, 2016

REG completes $34.5 million upgrade project at Danville plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The upgrades at the 45 MMgy plant include the addition of biodiesel distillation and other manufacturing upgrades, plus logistical upgrades, a new warehouse and office space, and the acquisition of 13 million gallons of fuel and feedstock storage. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Louis Dreyfus Company inaugurates Claypool glycerin refinery

BY Louis Dreyfus Company LLC Louis Dreyfus Company LLC announced Sept. 28 the official inauguration of the new glycerin refinery at its subsidiary’s soybean crushing and biodiesel plant in Claypool, Indiana, sized to produce 80 million pounds of USP-grade kosher glycerin a year. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

RSB reaccredited weeks after EU court slams certification system

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Commission recently reaccredited RSB's EU Renewable Energy Directive sustainability program. The re-recognition came just weeks after the EU Court of Auditors said the EU certification system for sustainability is not fully reliable. READ MORE

August 31, 2016

World Energy acquires 72 MMgy biodiesel plant in Mississippi

BY Ron KotrbaWorld Energy announced Aug. 31 that it has acquired Elevance Natchez Inc.'s 72 MMgy biodiesel refinery located on the Mississippi River in Natchez, Mississippi. World Energy has been supplying BQ-9000-certified biodiesel from the plant since 2013. READ MORE